Latest Data (2017)
Population 2,312,717
Nationwide Rank 4

Quick Facts

Houston, Texas is the 4th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Houston, Texas is a city.

Houston, Texas is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Houston had its largest population ever.

Houston, Texas's growth is about average. 49% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Houston, Texas Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1 New York, New York 8,622,698 7.5%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,999,759 7.9%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,716,450 -6.1%
4 Houston, Texas 2,312,717 16.9%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,626,078 22.5%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,580,863 4.4%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,511,946 29.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,419,516 15.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,341,075 12.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Texas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
4 Houston 2,312,717 16.9%
7 San Antonio 1,511,946 29.9%
9 Dallas 1,341,075 12.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 2,312,717 4
2016 2,303,482 4
2015 2,296,224 4
2014 2,239,558 4
2013 2,195,914 4
2012 2,160,821 4
2011 2,126,196 4
2010 2,099,451 4
2009 2,257,926 4
2008 2,238,183 4
2007 2,206,573 4
2006 2,169,248 4
2005 2,076,189 4
2004 2,058,645 4
2003 2,032,955 4
2002 2,012,297 4
2001 1,994,316 4
2000 1,977,811 4
1990 1,697,873 4
1980 1,595,138 5
1970 1,232,802 6
1960 938,219 7
1950 596,163 14
1940 384,514 21
1930 292,352 26
1920 138,276 45
1910 78,800 68
1900 44,633 85